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Sci/Tech – Google News

AT&T’s wireless revenues up but earnings miss estimate – USA TODAY


USA TODAY

AT&T's wireless revenues up but earnings miss estimate
USA TODAY
Shares of AT&T fell 2% Wednesday in after-hours trading after the telecom giant reported third-quarter earnings that missed analysts' estimates and lowered its revenue outlook for the year. The Dallas-based company, which provides Internet, telephone, …
AT&T Misses Expectations On Q3 Earnings And RevenueForbes
AT&T Profit Drops, but Customers Stay With the CarrierNew York Times
AT&T Cuts Revenue View on Weak Sign-Ups for No-Contract PlansWall Street Journal
Bloomberg -Reuters -ZDNet
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:16 pm

IBM CEO Says Boosting Margins More Crucial Than Sales Growth – Bloomberg


New York Times

IBM CEO Says Boosting Margins More Crucial Than Sales Growth
Bloomberg
IBM sees boosting profit margins as more important than sales growth, Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty said today, holding firm to her strategy after a disappointing quarter sent shares tumbling. Investors aren't getting much expansion on either front.
IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston Boston Globe
IBM CEO: Cloud computing, big data key to future growthBoston Business Journal (blog)

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:35 pm

Why Twitter Is Paying For Your Cell Phone Number – Forbes


PCWorld

Why Twitter Is Paying For Your Cell Phone Number
Forbes
Twitter wants to gain a bigger presence in the lives of consumers, and so from today it's going behind the scenes of how we connect to our smartphone apps. The most obvious route? Our phone numbers. On Wednesday it launched a new mobile platform for …
Beyond tweets: Twitter weaves new approach to mobile appsCNET
Digits could replace usernames, passwords with mobile phone numbersTechSpot
Twitter's Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your AppsWired
Computerworld -ZDNet -Telegraph.co.uk
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:32 pm

Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice – CNET


PCWorld

Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice
CNET
Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys. by Bridget Carey · @BridgetCarey; 22 …
I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrongComputerworld
Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?Pueblo Chieftain
Setting Up and Using Apple PayThe Horn
BREATHEcast -Beautiful Pixels (blog) -Sci-Tech Today
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:12 pm

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy – PCWorld


TechCrunch

Progress builds up developer chops with Telerik buy
PCWorld
In a move to muscle up in the app dev space, platform services provider Progress Software is in the process of acquiring development software vendor Telerik for US$262.5 million. Progress plans to fold Telerik's tools into its developer platform, Progress …
As Mobile Software Starts Gaining Enterprise Traction, Progress Software Forbes
Progress Software to Acquire Toolmaker Telerik for $262.5 MillioneWeek
Progress Software to acquire Telerik for $262.5 millionSDTimes.com
Lowell Sun -RTT News -TechCrunch (blog)
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:06 pm

Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from smartphones – Reuters


Reuters

Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from smartphones
Reuters
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business. According to a post on Nokia France's Facebook page on Tuesday, the page will …
Microsoft officially ditches Nokia brand for upcoming devicesSydney Morning Herald
Microsoft ditching the 'Nokia' and 'Windows Phone' brands for 'Microsoft Lumia'Fortune
Microsoft to drop the iconic Nokia name from its smartphones in IndiaEconomic Times
Stuff.co.nz
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:06 pm

Hands on with Inbox, Google’s new way to experience Gmail – Computerworld


Computerworld

Hands on with Inbox, Google's new way to experience Gmail
Computerworld
Google's Inbox is a fresh and modern approach to email — but does it make managing your messages easier or more complex? Computerworld | Oct 22, 2014 12:37 PM PT. Gmail · Email · Google. Google arguably reinvented email when it launched Gmail 10 …
Google Unveils 'Inbox', Its Next-Generation GmailTom’s Hardware
Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's futureInfoWorld
Google Unveils App for Managing Gmail InboxesABC News
VentureBeat -PC Magazine
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:44 pm

European Dairy Consumption Rethought Given New Study – ValueWalk


ValueWalk

European Dairy Consumption Rethought Given New Study
ValueWalk
While we started as hunter-gatherers ultimately animal husbandry, the cultivation of crops, and dairying took over; however, it appears that humans in certain regions had little to no ability to digest dairy products that they were producing for quite some time.
Research looks at humans' lactose intoleranceBlouin News Blogs
DNA From Ancient Human Bones Sheds Light on Skin Color, Lactose ToleranceAmerican Live Wire
Thousands of Years Of Human History Discovered In Central EuropeDumb-Out
Capital Wired -Northern Voices Online -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 8:38 pm

Reconstructed Genome of 45000-Year-Old Man Offers Clues on Modern Humans – New York Times


New York Times

Reconstructed Genome of 45000-Year-Old Man Offers Clues on Modern Humans
New York Times
In 2012, Dr. Paabo and his colleagues took samples from this thigh bone to search for DNA. To their surprise, it held a number of genetic fragments. Credit Bence Viola/Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Continue reading the main story.
45000-Year-Old Leg Bone Reveals When Neanderthals and Humans First MatedNBCNews.com
Neanderthals and humans first mated 50000 years ago, DNA revealsFox News
Scientists sequence the genome of a 45000-year-old man — the earliest human Washington Post
National Geographic -Beta Wired -Harvard Gazette
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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 7:22 pm

Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture – Mashable


Mashable

Google and Others Sink $542 Million Into Mystery Virtual Reality Venture
Mashable
Search giant Google, along with several other interests, just invested more than half a billion dollars in a mysterious venture called Magic Leap, a company that, based on various reports, is working on technology focused on the virtual reality and augmented …

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Posted on 22 October 2014 | 2:11 am

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

Google launches new email service dubbed ‘Inbox’

A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California(Reuters) – Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at inbox@google.com to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:10 pm

Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit

Barrier tape of German airline Lufthansa is seen at Munich airportBERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:22 pm

Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua

Apple Inc. CEO Cook walks down a sidewalk during the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBEIJING (Reuters) – Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:25 am

Big Tech winning battle with ‘patent trolls’

A visitor walks past a Cisco advertising panel as she looks at her mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Andrew Chung and Dan Levine (Reuters) – For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters show. In the wake of several changes in U.S. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 12:05 pm

California venture firm does not have to release documents in discrimination suit

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 6:24 pm

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

Jay Radcliffe displays a Medtronic Corp insulin pump at his home in Meridian, IdahoBy Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told Reuters. …

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 11:11 am

Not even the Statue of Liberty is safe from brands

Not even the Statue of Liberty is safe from brandsIn the early 1900s, the Statue of Liberty changed from a dull copper hue to the green tint we know today, because by then green was in style and dull copper was basically passé (also because of oxidation). At 8AM this Halloween, the Statue of Liberty is getting outfitted with designer bow ties in the name of fashion. … Or so #brands would like you to believe — specifically Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham, who's decided to use helicopters to fly 60-foot wide, 35-pound bow ties in front of lady liberty in celebration of the launch of his new brand, "Nick Graham."

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 10:07 pm

Apple defeats GPNE’s $94M patent-infringement claim

From left to right, the iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Mini 2 and iPad Air.A San Jose jury rules against the nonpracticing entity, which had accused Apple of infringing its mobile device technology.>

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:58 pm

Vintage Apple computer built by Woz sells for whopping $750,000

Vintage Apple computer built by Woz sells for whopping $750,000One of the 50 original Apple-1 computers built by Steve Wozniak himself sold for a whopping $750,000 at an auction Wednesday.>

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:57 pm

That iPad Air 2 can be yours — today, even

Sarah Tew / CBS InteractiveApple simply said the tablet would launch later this week, but it actually will be available as soon as stores receive their supply over the coming days. All stores in Manhattan already have the WiFi models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.>

Posted on 22 October 2014 | 9:51 pm